Bishop Heber 22Bradford Grammar 12
BISHOP Heber are celebrating the finest rugby victory in the school’s history.
The Malpas school defeated Bradford Grammar to move into the quarter finals of the Under 15s Daily Mail RBS Cup, a national competition which culminates in a March final at Twickenham.
They take on St Paul’s of London tomorrow for a semi-final place.
Due to the bad weather, their last-16 clash against Bradford Grammar was played on a neutral artificial pitch at Manchester, meaning Bishop Heber surrendered home advantage.
After five minutes, a neat Alex Burrage kick was collected by Nick Dodd and he finished from close range, Ben Curry kicking the conversion.
Dodd added a second score to make it 12-0 by half time.
The first try of the second half was an exceptional individual effort from Sale Academy hooker Luke Huxley. Curry added the extras to make it 19-0.
Bradford then came back with tenacity in the hope of saving their cup campaign.
They responded with a try, but Curry hit back with a penalty to take the game away from the Yorkshire school.
Despite a late Bradford try in the closing seconds, Bishop Heber held out and seal a memorable 22-12 victory.
Their match against St Paul’s is due to take place this afternoon.
The semi-finals are scheduled to be played on March 9.